Family Movie Night - Jumanji - The Next Level (Rated PG-13)

Devotional for Jumanji – the Next Level
Please note that this movie is rated PG-13 and for good reason.  There are several times that they unnecessarily use profanity, including GD.  Despite that it still has a redeemable value and good be good for the older children in the families since the last couple Family Movie Night Devotions we have put out there have been on movie for younger children.
Before the movie read…
1 Corinthians 12:12-27- 12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. 15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would…

DIY Children's Devotion - TURN THAT DOWN

DIY Family Devotion
Tell your children that you need to have a very serious family meeting.  Invite them into the living room and then ask them how they are doing with all that is going on around them.  Before they answer, so “Hold on a second’ and turn up the TV real loud, turn on music (or ask your Alexa to play music) and then start vacuuming with one hand and be on the phone in your other hand and then start talking to them and say, “Okay, go.”  After a moment, stop and say, “Do you find it hard to have a conversation like this?”
Believe it or not, God feels the same way.  We often want God to speak over the noise and craziness in our lives, but no matter how loud he gets, it will still be hard to understand him.  So, God has actually called us to find times throughout our day to “pause” the noise, find some quiet and listen to and for him.
Take out your Bible and open to Psalm 46:10. Then, read the verse to them – “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nati…

DIY Children's Devotionals

Play a quick game of follow the leader with your children.  After the game, asked them what determined what they did during the game?  Affirm all answers, but ultimately you are looking for them to say they followed leader or they did what the leader did.
One thing we can learn from that game is that whether in a game, school or life, who you follow will always determine what you do.  If you play on a team, you are following the coach, and the preferences of the coach will determine the way the team plays and what they do.  In school, if your teacher teaches you a certain way to do long division, then that is the way you will do it, and you will keep doing it that way until you get a new teacher and you begin to follow their way of doing it.  Who you follow determines what you do.
It is important to make sure we are following the right people.  First, and foremost, we should be following Jesus and when we follow Jesus, we are going to become more like him and do what he did.  In the Bibl…

DIY Children's Devotions - Cereal Milk

Get a bowl of cereal (kids cereals work best) and then after a minute tell your children that you love cereal milk.  If they ask what Cereal milk is tell them that it is when your cereal sits in the milk and all the sugar and food coloring from the cereal changes the milk into a sweet treat.  
Believe it or not, we are a lot like the milk.  All the things we watch, do and hang out with eventually starts to rub off on us if we let it stay in our lives long enough.  If you hang out with people trying to do the right thing, reading the Bible, praying and that go to Church, then they are going to have a positive influence in your life and God will permeate everything you do.  If we hang out with people making poor decisions, listen to music that tells us to do the wrong thing, watch rated R movies and watch shows were people do not live according to God's will and word, then, like the Coco Pebbles, that is going to gradually seep into our lives and begin to impact the way we think, act…

DIY Children's Devotions - Wants vs. Needs

Study after study have shown that parents are the primary faith influencer in a child's life.  So, at this time of social distancing, we are putting a lot of content on our Youtube channel to help disciple your child, but we also realize that the most important things we can offer is resources and tools for you to do your own devotional with your children.  So, from time to time we will be putting up DIY Children's devotions that you can lead using everyday average household items.  Don't miss this opportunity to speak into your child's life, because with all our technology, games and antics, you will still have the most profound impact on your child's faith formation.  

If you have these items, use the actual items, but if you do not have them, simply print pictures off the internet.  Don’t buy them, or it kind of defeats the entire point of the devotion.
Put a bottle of water on the table next to your child’s favorite soft drink or sports drink.  Ask your child, &q…

Family Movie Night - Frozen II

We know that during this time of social distancing that one of the fights is to keep children from watching TV or being on electronics the entire day.  However, this weekend, instead of fighting it, transform your family movie night into a devotion.  Below you will find some questions and Bible verses that will help make the movie Frozen II, which is currently On Demand, Disney + and other streaming services into a devotional time for the whole family.  Please note that Frozen II is rated PG, so parental guidance is suggested.

Before you watch the movie, read Bible verses below together -

Hebrews 13:8 - Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.  No matter how things around us change, the one unchanging constant in our lives and our world is God in Christ Jesus.  We can cling to God when everything else around us is rapidly transforming, knowing that he will be the same.  

Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be ma…

Home Bible Study - Jesus being Tempted in the Wilderness - Day 4

Matthew 4:1-11 -Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.“If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”

Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.“All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Away f…